Scott Kelby’s “10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users”

November 10, 2009 | | Comments 10

Scott Kelby, president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, posted an article recently that might help Lightroom beginners. If you are new to Lightroom, I encourage you to read his “10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users” in addition to browsing all of the articles in our Getting Started Tutorials section.

I should add that I agree with all of Scott Kelby’s points, except where he suggests using multiple catalogs. On this, we must respectfully disagree.

In my opinion, most photographers, especially folks new to the Lightroom Catalog paradigm, need to create one single catalog for all of their digital images. My experience teaching thousands has convinced me that using multiple catalogs is counter-productive, and that it only creates unnecessary confusion. Despite this minor disagreement, I sure am grateful to Scott Kelby, and to the NAPP, for all of their educational efforts.

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